Zilanie Tamara Gondwe

– Malawi –

A feminist, journalist and socialite activist with purpose, I write resistance. I choose to champion movements that value innovative approaches for social transformation. Through my work with Lilongwe Wildlife Trust, UNDP Malawi, EU and Environment Investigation Agency, the increased visibility and public awareness through media communications and campaigns has been key to mobilizing communities to actively participate in safeguarding their environments and resources. I enjoy building platforms to bridge gaps between people and opportunities; and to work for programs that intersect climate change, conservation and gender. Such interventions also include the establishment of Masks4AllMalawi (covid-19 response organization) and Zathu (Girl Effect Malawi) and Feminatti, a safe space for feminist discourse, sisterhood and creative expression.